Marines Join Navy in Testing Future Concepts for CH-53K Fleet

In a first for the Marine Corps, Marines from Marine Operational Test & Evaluation Squadron One conducted over-the-horizon heavy lift and troop transport ship-to-shore operations aboard CH-53K King Stallions over the Atlantic Ocean, Nov. 19-21. These exercises are a critical component of the Marine Corps’ future force operating concepts, such as expeditionary advanced base operations and distributed operations. “We are…

Read More

Marshal Shaposhnikov Leads Ships for Training

The frigate “Marshal Shaposhnikov” and the corvette “Hero of the Russian Federation Aldar Tsydenzhapov” of the Pacific Fleet (Pacific Fleet) entered the Sea of ​​Japan to conduct the first combat training events in the new training period with practical exercises. In one of the naval training grounds, the crew of the frigate “Marshal Shaposhnikov” will take part in an exercise…

Read More

FS Bretagne Takes Part in NATO Exercise FLOTEX SILVER

From 22 to 29 November 2021, the Multi-mission Frigate (FREMM) Bretagne took part in the FLOTEX SILVER 21 exercise off the Norwegian coast. Organized by Norway off Tromsø, FLOTEX SILVER is a major allied exercise involving the participation of the Standing Maritime Group of the Atlantic Alliance (SNMG1). It aims to strengthen interoperability between allied air and sea units operating…

Read More

USS Porter Concludes Participation in French Exercise POLARIS

USS Porter (DDG 78) successfully concluded participation in the French exercise POLARIS 21, December 2, 2021. POLARIS, a multilateral, cross-domain exercise involving 6,000 personnel, 65 aircraft and more than 20 ships from across the NATO alliance, combined warfighting tactics with communications and maneuvering exercises. The French Aircraft Carrier Charles de Gaulle was the high value unit at the center of…

Read More

HII Begins Fabrication of Destroyer George M. Neal

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division officially started fabrication of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer George M. Neal (DDG 131) on Thursday, Dec. 2. “Start of fabrication is our first opportunity to formally celebrate and reflect on our contributions as shipbuilders,” Ingalls Shipbuilding President Kari Wilkinson said. “We are very proud of what we do here for the country and endeavor…

Read More

Navy Detects Petroleum Products in Pearl Harbor’s Red Hill Well

The Navy has detected petroleum products in the Red Hill well, which has been isolated since Sunday. The samples were taken on Monday and sent to a certified laboratory on the mainland. The Navy took 14 samples on Monday throughout its water distribution system, focusing on affected areas. Thirteen of these results came back negative for the petroleum hydrocarbon testing…

Read More

Paradise Patrols Strengthen Partnership

Patrol boats from the Royal Australian Navy and Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF) maritime element worked together to conduct maritime surveillance and constabulary operations on Exercise Paradise. The exercise was held in waters off Darwin from November 22 to 28 and involved HMAS Armidale and Papua New Guinea’s new Guardian-class patrol boat NUSHIP Francis Agwi. Commanding Officer of Armidale…

Read More

Brief Brief Brief IRINI – First approach agreed for Commander Bouan

Engaged in the European Union operation EUNAVFORMED IRINI, the High Seas Patroller (PHM) Commander Bouan carried out on November 24, 2021, a ” friendly” approach on the merchant vessel NS Consult , flying the Liberian flag. . The concept of agreed approach aims to offer ships present in the IRINI operation’s mandate area to embark a small team of sailors…

Read More

Construction Begins on Future USS Robert E Simanek

Construction started on the fifth Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB), the future USS Robert E. Simanek (ESB 7), at General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (GD-NASSCO) in San Diego during a small ceremony, Dec. 1. The ESB ship class is highly flexible and used across a broad range of military operations supporting multiple operational phases, similar to the Expeditionary Transfer…

Read More